Brainwaves Behaving Badly? Meet the Mom on a Mission: Bringing Hope with Neurofeedback

By Dianne Kosto

As parents, we want nothing more than to see our children thrive. We want them to be happy, healthy, and successful. But what happens when our children struggle with impulsivity, ADHD, anxiety, or depression?

From a young age, my son struggled with impulsivity that was off the charts. For over a decade, I tried everything to find an environment where he could thrive, but nothing seemed to help. After getting kicked out of several schools, therapeutic programs, and home school (twice!), I was out of options.

That is until neurofeedback found me.

I was stunned to learn that my son’s impulsivity wasn’t just a bad attitude or poor parenting. Instead, it was a physical pattern in his brain that could be easily regulated through neurofeedback. As my understanding grew, I realized that many negative symptoms like ADHD, anxiety, and depression stem from dysregulated brainwaves.

I felt gratitude as I saw my son’s behavior improve, and at the same time, rage for all the years in which no one mentioned brainwave dysregulation – or how neurofeedback could help. Once my rage subsided, I knew that I needed to share what I’d learned about brainwave dysregulation and help other families by making neurofeedback simple and accessible. As a Mom on a Mission to help other families avoid the trauma my family experienced, I want to share what I’ve learned about brainwave dysregulation and how neurofeedback can help.

What is Brainwave Dysregulation?

The common factor with many negative symptoms like ADHD, depression, anxiety, learning challenges, and many more is a dysregulated brain – brainwaves that are stuck in an unhealthy pattern. Brainwave dysregulation can be caused by a variety of factors such as trauma, stress, and genetics. However, it’s important to note that brainwave dysregulation isn’t a life sentence. Neurofeedback can help the brain reorganize itself and learn to better regulate.

How does Neurofeedback work?

Neurofeedback is a form of biofeedback that uses technology to monitor brain activity in real-time. It is technology-driven learning! Through sensors placed on the scalp, neurofeedback can detect brainwave patterns and provide feedback to the brain through visual or auditory signals. As the brain learns to better regulate, other therapeutic modalities are enhanced. Hope is restored as symptoms start to improve.

How do you know if brainwaves are dysregulated?

A qEEG Brain Map pinpoints where the brain is dysregulated and can be used to help guide the neurofeedback process. Pre, mid, and post brain maps provide measurable outcomes and guide progress.

How can Neurofeedback enhance therapeutic and educational approaches?

Neurofeedback helps the brain learn to better regulate through technology. As the brain learns to better regulate, other therapeutic and educational modalities are enhanced. While Neurofeedback combined with traditional therapy has been shown to have long-lasting benefits, it also improves cognitive and creative abilities, reduces stress and anxiety, and improves performance in sports, education, and business.

There is hope.

Families shouldn’t have to be traumatized when a loved one is struggling. As a Mom on a Mission to help other families avoid the trauma that my family experienced, I have dedicated my life to ensuring neurofeedback is a household word, just like the names of commonly prescribed medications for ADHD, anxiety, depression, and a host of other symptoms linked to dysregulated brainwaves.

Neurofeedback is an incredible technology that can transform lives. With the ability to evaluate brainwave dysregulation, pinpoint the dysregulation, and enhance other therapeutic modalities, neurofeedback is an effective and accessible solution for anyone struggling with negative symptoms.

Your family’s journey towards a happier, healthier life doesn’t have to wait. Don’t let negative symptoms like impulsivity, ADHD, and depression hold you back any longer. To learn more visit

About the Author

Dianne Kosto

CEO and Founder of SYMMETRY Neuro-Pathway Training

Dianne Kosto is the CEO and Founder of SYMMETRY Neuro-Pathway Training, which provides Neurofeedback services and systems to individuals, families, therapeutic programs and professionals across the USA, Canada, and Mexico.

With the knowledge that Neurofeedback saved her son’s life and restored hope for her family, Dianne is a Mom on a Mission to make Neurofeedback technology available to individuals and families so they can avoid the trauma her family experienced as a result of her son’s brain dysregulation.

From an early age Dianne’s son was kicked out of schools and programs. Dianne continually sought an environment that would help her son thrive. While physicians, psychologists, therapists, counselors, and education professionals gave her advice, no one told her about Neurofeedback.

For over 13 years Dianne has trained and provided clinical and technical support for programs and professionals who utilize Neurofeedback and SYMMETRY Neuro-Pathway Training systems and/or services. As an approved instructor for Bridgeport College’s CEC and Certificate Course, Dianne instructed Chiropractors in Advanced qEEG courses.

Dianne presents to various continuing education conferences across the USA, including: NATSAP (National Association for Therapeutic Schools and Programs), ATTACh, Creating Trauma Sensitive Schools of (ATN) Attach and Trauma Network, SC Counseling Association, Outdoor Behavioral Health Conference, and more. Dianne has also presented for COSY providing continuing education credits for Counselors, Social Workers and mental health professionals.